In the past year, some dioceses and religious orders have for the first time listed their accused clergy. At others, the decades of silence continues.
Ted Lausche suffered physical and sexual abuse from one of the first priests criminally charged in the U.S. The 50-year-old demons still haunt him.
The Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People was enacted by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in 2002.
Our stories sought to illuminate the legacy of trauma left behind by clergy sexual abuse in Wisconsin. We reported on recommendations to better root out the abuse, and ways the church can mitigate the damage it has caused.